Year

2008

Summary

Literature across Frontiers is a European platform for literary exchange; a programme of initiatives and a network of partner organisations.

Lead Partner

Mercator Centre, Abertstwyth University

Co-Partner(s)

Inizjamed, MT Het Beschrijf (BE), Institut Ramon Llull (ES), Biedriba “Latvian Literature Centre” (LV), Center za Slovensko Knjizevnost (SI), Slovene Writers’ Association (SI)

Funding Strand

Strand 1.1 Multi-Annual Cooperation Projects

Community Grant

€1,384,620,00

Description

Literature Across Frontiers is aiming to advance European cultural exchange in the field of literature and translation through multilateral cooperation encompassing:

  • policy research and analysis, 
  • publications, 
  • translator training and skills development, 
  • joint participation in international book fairs, 
  • literature festivals and other forums, 
  • organisation of larger-scale projects, as well as conferences, seminars and workshops, 

and to: 

  • foster intercultural dialogue through literature and translation within the EU and with third countries, and in particular with EU neighbours in the Mediterranean region; 
  • improve access to lesser-known literatures, particularly those written in the less widely-used languages of Europe and those underrepresented in the international arena; 
  • encourage greater diversity in international literary events and in the publishing of literature for all age groups; 
  • develop innovative approaches to literary creation, promotion, support for translation and training of literary translators working in less widely-used languages; 
  • act as a catalyst for new multilateral contacts, collaborations and innovative projects bringing literature into interaction with other art-forms and exploring the social and political role of writing; 
  • stimulate debate on relevant policy and financing at national and European level; 
  • create opportunities for the exchange of ideas, transfer of skills and knowledge, and sharing of experiences and resources amongst organisations and institutions active in this field. 
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